MCU’s First Trans Actor Zoe Terakes Talks Making History at Marvel


During an exclusive interview with Collider’s own Perri Nemiroff in Park City during Sundance, Ironheart series star Zoe Terakes discussed what it means to be the first trans actor in the MCU.

Last year, Terakes was announced as part of Ironheart playing a key character in the show. Per usual, Marvel Studios is handling the show with maximum secrecy, but during our interview, Terakes was excited to share what being part of the Marvel family means to them. Here's what they said:

“I think as trans people, growing up I didn’t get to see myself anywhere, so I didn’t really know that I existed. And especially not in a superhero show or movie. And so I think I just feel deeply grateful and moved that little trans kids and trans teens have something to look at and to know they exist and to know that they can have superpowers, and that that’s where we belong. We don’t just belong in trauma stories on the fringes dying in things, you know? We belong there with the big guys. So yeah, it meant a lot to me.”


Could these comments also reveal that Terakes' character does indeed have powers? It's possible, but we'll have to wait and see for certainty.


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